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Background imageSociety Collection: Poster - British Military medals

Poster - British Military medals
NAVAL, MILITARY AND RAF DECORATIONS AND MEDALS 1793-1973. Poster, revised and edited by Arthur Kipling of the Society for Army Historical Research, 1975 (c)

Background imageSociety Collection: Airship, the Eagle, on display in London

Airship, the Eagle, on display in London
Engineering drawing of an airship, on display to the public at the Grounds of the Aeronautical Society, Victoria Road, opposite Kensington Gardens, London. With descriptive text below. 1835

Background imageSociety Collection: A Dowager during the London Season

A Dowager during the London Season
Sketch of a dowager, one of the cliched characters of the traditional London Season, perhaps acting as a chaperone and peering through her lorgnette

Background imageSociety Collection: Kissing her Majestys hand, learning to curtsey at court

Kissing her Majestys hand, learning to curtsey at court
A young woman is tutored in the art of gracefully dropping to a curtsey during her presentation at court at the school of Miss Cowper Coles

Background imageSociety Collection: Burlington Arcade, London, 1828

Burlington Arcade, London, 1828
Burlington Arcade linking Piccadilly with Bond Street showing fashionable society about to sample the delights of the arcades shops. Date: 1828

Background imageSociety Collection: The Debs Dictionary by Oliver Herford - front cover

The Debs Dictionary by Oliver Herford - front cover
Front cover of The Debs Dictionary, a humorous anthology of the terms surrounding the world of the debutante in the 1930s

Background imageSociety Collection: The Perfect Debutante by Adrian Porter

The Perfect Debutante by Adrian Porter
Front cover of The Perfect Debutante, a book of humorous verse and sketches from 1937 taking the reader through the hilarious pitfalls and pleasures of the social season

Background imageSociety Collection: Debutante queuing in the Mall by Rex Whistler

Debutante queuing in the Mall by Rex Whistler
A shy debutante, accompanied by an imperious and matronly chaperone, sits in her chauffeur-driven car in the Mall, waiting to gain entrance to Buckingham Palace where she will be presented at court

Background imageSociety Collection: 1920S Fancy Dress Party

1920S Fancy Dress Party
A group of revellers smoke, dance and wear fancy dress at a typical Bright Young Things party of the twenties. Date: 1922

Background imageSociety Collection: RSPCA promotional postcard

RSPCA promotional postcard
Postcard for the RSPCA giving information about the Huddersfield Branch and illustrated with an image of a forlorn-looking dog standing on the pavement lifting one paw. 1908

Background imageSociety Collection: The Palm Court of the Hotel Cecil, London

The Palm Court of the Hotel Cecil, London
A postcard showing the Palm Court at the Hotel Cecil, London Date: 1910s

Background imageSociety Collection: The restaurant terrace at the Excelsior Hotel

The restaurant terrace at the Excelsior Hotel
An art deco sketch of the terrace of the restaurant at the Excelsior Hotel, Lido, Venice Date: late 1920s

Background imageSociety Collection: Brochure from the Excelsior Hotel, Lido

Brochure from the Excelsior Hotel, Lido
An art deco sketch for the front cover of a brochure from the Excelsior Hotel, Lido, Venice Date: late 1920s

Background imageSociety Collection: The Taverna at the Excelsior Hotel, Lido, Venice

The Taverna at the Excelsior Hotel, Lido, Venice
The Taverna at the Exceslior Hotel showing the latest beach fashions Date: 1920s

Background imageSociety Collection: Beach fashions at the Lido, Venice

Beach fashions at the Lido, Venice
An art deco sketch of the famous fashions at the pajama beach, Lido, Venice Date: late 1920s

Background imageSociety Collection: The Excelsior Hotel, Lido, Venice

The Excelsior Hotel, Lido, Venice Date: circa 1913

Background imageSociety Collection: The Grand Hotel Lido, Lido, Venice

The Grand Hotel Lido, Lido, Venice Date: circa 1913

Background imageSociety Collection: The Dolly Sisters and Maurice Chevalier from Paris En Fleurs

The Dolly Sisters and Maurice Chevalier from Paris En Fleurs
Sheet music for Steppin in Society featuring the Dolly Sisters and Maurice Chevalier in Paris En Fleurs, Paris, 1925 1925

Background imageSociety Collection: The Chez Vous Cabaret at the Excelsior Hotel, Lido, Venic

The Chez Vous Cabaret at the Excelsior Hotel, Lido, Venic
The terrace of the Excelsior Hotel showing dancing at the outdoor Chez Vous cabaret with the spectacular luminous fountains 1920s

Background imageSociety Collection: The exterior of the Hotel Cecil, London

The exterior of the Hotel Cecil, London

Background imageSociety Collection: Drawing Room, St. James Palace c. 1750

Drawing Room, St. James Palace c. 1750
A drawing room at St. Jamess Palace during the reign of King George III, when the nobility would be formally presented at Court, thus establishing their place in society. Date: 1750

Background imageSociety Collection: Ascot - The Royal Procession

Ascot - The Royal Procession
Stylised illustration showing the traditional carriage drive by the King and Queen down the course at Royal Ascot, one of the highlights of the summer social calendar

Background imageSociety Collection: Polo at Hurlingham

Polo at Hurlingham
Stylised illustration showing a polo match in progress at the exclusive Hurlingham club at the height of the Season. Each year the Champion Cup

Background imageSociety Collection: Henley Regatta

Henley Regatta
A stylised illustration of a view at Henley Regatta, started in 1839 by a local solicitor and one of the highlights of the summer social calendar being the most famous rowing event of the year

Background imageSociety Collection: An elephant with holidaymakers at Butlins, Filey

An elephant with holidaymakers at Butlins, Filey
A crowd of holidaymakers at Butlins holiday camp, Filey, pose with an obliging elephant. Date: c.1959

Background imageSociety Collection: Richmond Horse Show

Richmond Horse Show
Stylised illustration of Richmond Horse Show, one of the highlights of the summer social calendar. Date: 1927

Background imageSociety Collection: 1927 A. D. - 1920s society

1927 A. D. - 1920s society
Illustration showing stylish and fashionable society at a smart hotel in 1927. Date: 1927

Background imageSociety Collection: Masonic group, India

Masonic group, India. circa 1890s

Background imageSociety Collection: The restaurant of the May Fair Hotel

The restaurant of the May Fair Hotel
The restaurant of the newly-opened May Fair hotel in Stratton Street, Mayfair, London showing people seated at tables and others on the dancefloor

Background imageSociety Collection: Gipsy women sketched by Queen Victoria

Gipsy women sketched by Queen Victoria
Gipsy women, encamped near Claremont in Surrey where Queen Victoria spent the Christmas of 1836 (when she was still Princess Victoria)

Background imageSociety Collection: The Derby

The Derby
Stylised illustration of the famous Derby at Epsom, Surrey, where high and low society meet. Date: 1927

Background imageSociety Collection: Centre Court, Wimbledon

Centre Court, Wimbledon
Overhead view of the famous Centre Court at Wimbledon - the Lawn Tennis Championships being one of the highlights of the summer sporting calendar. Date: 1927

Background imageSociety Collection: Advertisement for the Invincible vacuum cleaner

Advertisement for the Invincible vacuum cleaner
Advertisement for the Invincible 6020 cylinder vacuum cleaner, the last word in modern cleaners, costing 11 2s 8d from Co-Operative Societies everywhere

Background imageSociety Collection: Red Cross Poster - World War I

Red Cross Poster - World War I
Poster asking for donations to the British Red Cross during World War I, stressing urgently that six pounds a minute is required to maintain the number of motor ambulances, hospital ships

Background imageSociety Collection: David Haughton teaching at Central School of Art

David Haughton teaching at Central School of Art
The artist David Haughton (1924-1991) teaching a student at the Central School of Art and Design (now Central St Martins College of Art and Design), London

Background imageSociety Collection: A view of the Drawing Room Terrace of the Hotel Cecil

A view of the Drawing Room Terrace of the Hotel Cecil
A postcard showing the Drawing Room Terrace at the Hotel Cecil, London Date: 1910s

Background imageSociety Collection: The Grand Hotel Des Bains, Lido, Venice

The Grand Hotel Des Bains, Lido, Venice 1913

Background imageSociety Collection: The restaurant of the Hotel Cecil, London

The restaurant of the Hotel Cecil, London
A postcard showing the restaurant at the Hotel Cecil, London Date: 1910s

Background imageSociety Collection: Taverna at the Excelsior Hotel, Lido

Taverna at the Excelsior Hotel, Lido
An art deco sketch of the Taverna at the Excelsior Hotel, Lido, Venice Date: late 1920s

Background imageSociety Collection: Monumental fountains at the Excelsior Hotel

Monumental fountains at the Excelsior Hotel
An art deco sketch of a monumental fountain at the Excelsior Hotel, Lido, Venice Date: late 1920s

Background imageSociety Collection: Lady Mary Dorothea Hope

Lady Mary Dorothea Hope (1903 - 1995), later Lady Mary Herbert after her marriage to Sidney Herbert, 16th Earl of Pembroke in 1936. Shown here as a bridesmaid at the wedding of Captain E. W

Background imageSociety Collection: Terrace and beach entrance of the Excelsior

Terrace and beach entrance of the Excelsior

Background imageSociety Collection: Fireworks over the Lido and Venice

Fireworks over the Lido and Venice
An art deco sketch of fireworks over the Lido and Venice Date: late 1920s

Background imageSociety Collection: Beach and beach huts of the Excelsior Hotel

Beach and beach huts of the Excelsior Hotel
An art deco sketch of the private beach and beach huts at the Excelsior Hotel, Lido, Venice late 1920s

Background imageSociety Collection: Advertisement for Societe Misr, Egypt

Advertisement for Societe Misr, Egypt, manufacturers of high quality Egyptian cotton

Background imageSociety Collection: Convalescent British soldiers, Western Front, WW1

Convalescent British soldiers, Western Front, WW1
Convalescent British soldiers relaxing at tables in a recreation hut provided by the BRCS (British Red Cross Society) near the Western Front in France during World War One. circa 1916

Background imageSociety Collection: Mr Pickwick addresses the Club

Mr Pickwick addresses the Club
" Samuel Pickwick addresses the club to propose that it form a " corresponding society" which will travel about the country and report its finding to the entire club back in London

Background imageSociety Collection: Society women and ex-servicemen, New York, USA

Society women and ex-servicemen, New York, USA
Society women and ex-servicemen in New York, USA. They are looking at novelties made by the men during vocational training, on sale for charity




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